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“Harry Potter exhibit was mediocre”

Discovery Times Square
Ranked #265 of 1,153 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: Welcome to Discovery Times Square (Discovery TS) where extraordinary exhibits and unforgettable experiences come to life in our exciting, vibrant space for entertainment, learning and adventure.New York has always been something of a stage - a showcase for debuts and second acts. And so it is fitting that in the vast space that once housed The New York Times printing presses, Discovery Times Square now offers headlines of a different, but equally compelling sort.From the icy waters of the Titanic's final resting place to genius mind of Da Vinci and the riches of King Tut, Discovery is proud to celebrate the world with the world class exhibits of the new Discovery Times Square.Discovery TS also features two exclusive retail experiences — The Discovery Store featuring the latest in games, dvds and other products from the #1 nonfiction company in the world, Discovery Channel, and The New York Times Store with a wide range of exclusive items perfect for the newspaper enthusiast or history buff.
Reviewed January 23, 2013

5 of us went to the Harry Potter exhibit, only to find it mediocre at best. There wasn't much too it and we felt it was overpriced for what you saw/experienced (even with the $5 off coupon).

Thank cablechick
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

I went to see the Harry Porter exhibit at the Discovery Exhibition Center in Times Square back in December. It was great. It was neat to see the costumes and movie props and to see how much the kids grew throughout the series. If you never seen the movies or read the books, this exhibit might be a waste of money for you as it will be hard to appreciate the props, etc., but if you are a fan of the series, you will really enjoy it. Also, do get the audio tour. You get additional cool facts and that enhances your visit even more.

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

We went to this using our new york pass. We had to check in our bags on arrival, the good thing about this was that the bag check in was free and they didnt accept tips. The exhibit itself was quite interesting but very long. My boyfriend absolutely loved it, hes very interested in machinery and gadgets. I enjoyed it but found my interest waned towards the end. The different way they concealed documents and cameras was fascinating and the videos of real spies telling their story was very good. Photography is not allowed during the exhibit. Overall a positive experience

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Location/How to find it :
Find the southwest corner of Times Square and 44th Street intersection.
Go west on the south side of 44th street for about half a block.

Exhibit covers the period from WWI thru Cold War period.
Descriptions posted are quite adequate; in my view you do not need an audio guide.
Many physical items related to spying shown. Tiny cameras seem to predominate.
Explanations of how spies volunteered or were recruited. Methods used for passing information from spy to contact. Stories of spy careers.

About an hour and a half is enough to see it. We were there yesterday (Friday)
afternoon, entering at about 3:30. No crowds, as a matter of fact, few visitors.

In my view the exhibit is relatively expensive. O.K., so this is NY City.
But both the Metropolitan Museum and The Museum of Modern Arts, with their
rich content, charge $25, while the Spy Exhibit is $27 plus handling charge.
(Full adult fares compared).

Thank SquareG
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Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

Located in the heart of Times Square, this great museum is a must see. I was amazed by the layout of the exhibit and the multitude of objects displayed on two floors of movie props and costumes from all of the eight movies. Absolutely loved it.

Thank Mynej
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